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Collaborate on real-world projects

We partner our students with leading corporate, community and government organisations to create innovative solutions to authentic issues.

Our students bring fresh insights to your organisation and gain invaluable practical experience. 

Partnering on a student project gives you the opportunity to collaborate and connect with a group of talented students and tackle an issue that is relevant to your organisation. What makes these projects unique is that they are interdisciplinary. These six credit point units are available to all senior undergraduate students from all disciplines and the variation of disciplines and schools of thought lead to creative and new ways to tackle your complex problems.

We have partnered groups of interdisciplinary students with more than 50 leading organisations in Australia and internationally, including China, Hong Kong, Italy, India and the United Kingdom. Previous partner organisations include Accenture, DXC Technology, Ernst and Young, Herbert Smith Freehills, NSW Health, Telstra, Qantas and Westpac.

Students have worked on a range of complex problems exploring topics such as the future of work, the impact of artificial intelligence, the war on waste and predicting the next massive health issue.

Projects such as this really demonstrate the value and richness of ideas that are generated when we bring together people from different schools of thought. We will definitely be incorporating elements of the students’ proposals in our future plans.
Access to the best talent

These projects provide a great opportunity to engage with motivated senior undergraduate students from a diverse range of disciplines. They provide exposure and insights into your organisation and the range of careers that might be available to these students.  

Innovative problem solving

Our students provide our partners with genuinely creative, innovative and effective insights to a range of different issues.

No cost

There is no cost to your organisation. Your investment is centred on time – an estimated commitment of a minimum of 12 hours.

As a project partner, you will play a vital role in giving our students a head start as they navigate their way into the future workforce.

Firstly, partners will provide a brief to the students about a real business or industry problem faced by their organisation. The students will gather research; conduct detailed analysis and present recommended solutions to you as a group at the end of the project.

You will have the opportunity to engage with students and provide feedback on their progress throughout the project before they present their fresh insights and final solutions.

You will have anywhere from 30 to 60 students in your project, from a variety of disciplines across Science, Engineering, Law, Business, Arts, Architecture, Health Science and more. Students will then work in smaller groups of five to come up with solutions and recommendations to your business or industry problem.

Projects are run in either a semester-long format – for 13 weeks – or an intensive mode during February and July over four weeks.

Please contact us if you're interested in collaborating with students on real-world projects.

All the students worked together with such integrity and presented seamlessly. I’m absolutely confident that each one of these students will use what they have learnt in this project when they enter the world of work.

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Education - Enterprise and Engagement

  • Level 4, Room 490, Merewether (H04) The University of Sydney NSW 2006 Australia

Facts & figures

Project fast facts

  • 60+ Organisations that offer real-world projects for students
  • 3500+ Students have undertaken an industry project
  • 130+ Completed projects

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